My girlfriend Lola made the reservations so I had no idea what was in store. Lola only told me that Hector's looked "really cute" from the few photos she found online and that after speaking with Mary, Hector's wife, she was convinced that Hector's by the Sea would the perfect place to stay. She was so right and I have to say, I highly recommend a visit to Hector's. Along with the beaches of Vieques, Hector's was the highlight of our trip. After arriving on the island, it's about a fifteen or twenty minute drive over a small hillside. The road snakes around past houses and local markets and eventually leads over to the town of Esperanza and it's beuatiful little harbor. I suggest that when you give Mary a call to make the reservation, you allow her to rent you a jeep or a car. We didn't take her up on this and we ended up with a very expensive 4X4 that we did not need. About Hector and Mary: from the time we were greeted to our final goodbyes, Hector and Mary never stopped playing the hosts. Personal note: I initally thought Hector was a little intimidating but that quickly dissipated. He somehow reminds me of Marlon Brando: he has this Tuff Exterior but on the inside, he's a Big Soft Teddy Bear (C'mon Hector, you know it's true). Mary: she's equally as amazing, so helpful and so sweet. She and Hector make a great couple and the best hosts. They went out of there way to make us feel at home. Like when I foolishly left a bag in the car while snorkeling and it was stolen. When Lola and I returned to Hector's and told him and Mary what had happened, Hector phoned the police and had them over there taking a report within five minutes. It was amazing. He also took our minds off the theft by making us a few cocktails while we wrote out the items that were stolen. We then took a swim in the pool, and looked out over the warm water of the carribean. While there, sitting in Hector's pool, it felt like somehow, no matter what happened, Hector and Mary would take care of it. If you're thinking of going to Vieques, give them a call, you wont be disappointed.
- Also Known As:
- Hector`s By The Sea Hotel Isla De Vieques